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Postcard - Opening of First Federal Parliament, Royal Exhibition Building, Nucolorvue Productions, Melbourne, 1990 Object Reg. No: SH 960674 1

Summary:
This is a sepia coloured postcard featuring a reproduction of a painting by Charles Nuttall of the opening of the first Federal Parliament of Australia at the Exhibition Building, made in 1990. The postcard, which is unused, was made by Nucolorvue Productions.

The Exhibition Building was built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, which opened to visitors on 1 October 1880. On 9 May 1901, it hosted the opening of the First Commonwealth Parliament of Australia.
Description:
A sepia coloured reproduction of a painting by Charles Nuttall of the opening of the first Federal Parliament of Australia at the Exhibition Building. Above the image there is a white border with a black title. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 118 mm (Height), 178 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, celebrations, ceremonies, civic mementoes, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, interior views, buildings, postcards
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING/ - MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA -
Reverse, text: Painting by Charles Nuttall of the/ opening of the first Federal/ Parliament of Australia, May 1901./ At the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.; AFFIX/ STAMP/ HERE/ 140 892/ NCV 9006; ADDRESS; POSTCODE
Publisher: Nucolorvue Productions Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1990
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Artist: Mr Charles Nuttall
Place & Date Made: Australia, 1990
References: See Parent Record

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